Harrison Ford: The Films

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McFarland, Feb 4, 2005 - Performing Arts - 341 pages
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Harrison Ford has been labeled one of the top 100 stars of all time, the sexiest man alive, and the highest-grossing actor in the history of film, yet he still has the appeal of an average guy to whom the common man can relate. He has worked in more than 40 films, as well as in narration roles, documentaries, award shows, and television appearances. He has won more than two dozen awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. This biographical and filmographic work covers Ford's personal life and career, concentrating on his efforts in the film industry. It examines in great detail more than 30 films, including American Graffiti, the several Star Wars outings, Blade Runner, The Fugitive, and Air Force One. It discusses the films' inceptions, writing, casting, sets, schedules, stunts, filming obstacles, openings, earnings, controversies, and reviews. Quotes and intimate anecdotes from the casts and crews are an added bonus. Numerous photographs, a complete film and television listing, a bibliography and index complete the work.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
The Dawn of It All
3
An Ordinary Upbringing
5
The Origin of His Species
8
Finding His Calling
11
Have Wife Will Travel
13
The Long and Winding Road
15
Odds and Ends
18
Pregnancy Paris and Polanski
138
Working Guy
144
Bonding with Connery
150
His Bad Hair Day
161
Time to Rehabilitate
169
At War with Irish Terrorists and Tom Clancy
176
On the Run for the Money
188
Jacks Back
200

The DoItYourself Man
23
Finally Respect
26
Hanging with the Big Boys
31
A Star Was Born
34
A War Lost and a Wife Found
43
Getting Some Recognition
46
Little to Be Proud Of
50
Lose Some Win Some
60
Destined for Success
62
The First George Steven and Harrison Collaboration
74
Science Friction
88
Life Among the Aliens
100
Cracking the Whip Again
109
The Weir Years
119
Something Wilder
212
A Devil of a Time
221
3 Americas KickAss President
233
Trouble Overseas
245
The End of an Era
252
The New Model Ford
257
Harrison Fords Russian Perspective
262
The BuddyCop Flick Flop
267
All Cameras Aside
273
Filmography
289
Chapter Notes
293
Bibliography
307
Index
319
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Brad Duke lives in Upton, Massachusetts.

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